Man United have been drawn to play 10 straight domestic cup matches at home, matching the top-flight record set by Aston Villa between 2013 and 2015 (with the exception of the two-legged Carabao Cup semi-final against Nottingham Forest earlier this year). United’s last away match came in March 2021.

In the FA Cup quarterfinal draw on Thursday, Manchester United created some history by getting Fulham at home.

Man United tied Aston Villa’s top-flight record of being drawn at home in 10 straight domestic cup matches, set between 2013 and 2015. Aston Villa had rallied from behind to defeat West Ham 3-1 in the FA Cup fifth round.

Apart for their two-leg semi-final match against Nottingham Forest earlier this year, Manchester United hasn’t traveled outside of Old Trafford since the FA Cup quarterfinal against Leicester in March 2021.

The likelihood of such occurring is 1,024/1. Yet, it hasn’t quite had the longest run of this kind.

The current record-holder is Shrewsbury. The League One team went 11 games without winning when they were initially drawn at home in domestic cup tournaments between 2017 and 2019.

United will have to wait until the following season to learn if they can match or possibly surpass that record because the FA Cup semifinals and final are held at Wembley. Hence, everyone will be watching their Carabao Cup third-round draw to see if their streak of defying the odds continues.

Carabao Cup Final 2023 highlights

Carabao Cup Final 2023 Highlights: Manchester United 2-0 Newcastle United

Who has Man United faced?

On their record-equaling run, Man United has not only had the good fortune of playing nearly entirely at Old Trafford, but they have also been drawn against favorable opposition.

On September 22, 2021, when David Moyes’ club was ninth in the Premier League, they faced West Ham, the team with the highest ranking they had ever faced.

Yet Fulham, who are now seventh in the table, might surpass that if they continue their strong league play when they visit Old Trafford on March 18.

  • Man Utd 0-1 West Ham – FA Cup – September 22, 2021
  • Man Utd 1-0 Aston Villa – FA Cup – January 10, 2022
  • Man Utd 1-1 Middlesbrough – FA Cup – February 4, 2022
  • Man Utd 4-2 Aston Villa – Carabao Cup – November 10, 2022
  • Man Utd 2-0 Burnley – Carabao Cup – December 21, 2022
  • Man Utd 3-1 Everton – FA Cup – January 6, 2023
  • Man Utd 3-0 Charlton – Carabao Cup – January 10, 2023
  • Man Utd 3-1 Reading – FA Cup – January 28, 2023
  • Man Utd 3-1 West Ham – FA Cup – March 1, 2023
  • Man Utd vs Fulham – FA Cup – March 18, 2023

Has anyone ever had so many home games in a season?

After defeating Newcastle 2-0 in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday at Wembley, Manchester United is still engaged in battle on three fronts.

There has been talk of a quadruple, but there may soon be a new record.

Man United will play 34 games at Old Trafford this season should they go through the round of 16 in the Europa League and reach the semifinals.

It is the most home matches a Premier League-era English top-flight club has ever played in a single season.

When did it last occur? In 1971–72, Stoke City also played 34 home games.

The record, however, belongs to Leeds United, who played 36 home games in 1967–68.


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